THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STORY CIRCLES METHOD IN TEACHING READING VIEWED FROM STUDENTS’ RISK TAKING BEHAVIOR (An Experimental Study on the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Kristen Satya Wacana Salatiga in the Academic Year of 2013/2014)

Sumirat, Rah Seto (2014) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STORY CIRCLES METHOD IN TEACHING READING VIEWED FROM STUDENTS’ RISK TAKING BEHAVIOR (An Experimental Study on the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Kristen Satya Wacana Salatiga in the Academic Year of 2013/2014). Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    RAH SETO SUMIRAT, (S891108083). The Effectiveness of Story Circle Method in Teaching Reading Viewed From Students’ Risk Taking Behavior (An Experimental Study on the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Kristen Satya Wacana Salatiga in the Academic Year of 2013/2014). First Consultant: Dr. Abdul Asib, M.Pd.; Second Consultant: Dra. Dewi Rochsantiningsih, M.Ed. Ph.D. Thesis. Surakarta. English Education Department of Graduate School, Sebelas Maret University of Surakarta. 2014. The objectives of this research are to find out: (1) whether Story Circle Method is better than Direct Teaching Method for teaching reading skill; (2) whether students having high level of Risk Taking Behavior have better reading skill than those having low level of Risk Taking Behavior; (3) whether there is an interaction between the methods of teaching and students‘ Risk Taking Behavior in teaching reading. The independent variables in this research are teaching methods (Story Circle Method and Direct Teaching Method) in teaching reading and the attributive variable is risk taking behavior while the dependent variable is reading skill. The researcher conducted the research in the first semester of the seventh grader students of SMP Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga in the academic year of 2013/2014.There are two classes in this research, the experimental class (VIIC) and the control class (VIIB). In this case, the technique used to obtain the sample was cluster random sampling. The techniques of collecting data were a non-test (a questionnaire for Risk Taking Behavior) and a test (reading test of descriptive text). The questionnaire and the reading test were valid and reliable after they were tried out. In this research, the data of reading test were analyzed by using multifactor analysis of variance 2x2. Then, it was analyzed by using Tukey test. It was used to reveal the significant difference between the teaching methods. The results of the research reveals that: First, Story Circle Method is more effective than Direct Teaching Method for teaching reading. Second, students having high level of Risk Taking Behavior have better reading skill than the students having low level of Risk Taking Behavior. Third, there is an interaction between the methods used and students‘ Risk Taking Behavior in teaching reading: (1) Story Circle Method is more effective than Direct Teaching Method in teaching reading for students having high level of Risk Taking Behavior; (2) Direct Teaching Method is more effective than Story Circle in teaching Reading for students having low level of Risk Taking Behavior. Dealing with the result above, it is expected that teachers can choose the method he/she uses properly to teach reading in order to improve the students’ skill of reading by considering students’ level of risk taking behavior. Keyword: Story Circle Method, Direct Teaching Method, reading, Risk Taking Behavior, experimental study

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana
    Pasca Sarjana > Magister
    Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
    Depositing User: Ihwan Ali
    Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 10:28
    Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 10:28
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/22718

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